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R.I. economy needs investment in modern and efficient transportation infrastructure

In Transportation by Liam Blank23 Comments

Train Station at T.F. Green Airport, photo from RIDOT Last week, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that, from July through the end of the year, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service will be free for people traveling within the state. The intention of the pilot program is to attract new riders who, in theory, will then …

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WJAR: New apartments coming soon behind Garden City

In Development by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

This won’t be car-free urbanist living to be sure, the article describes the development as featuring underground parking with elevator access, but it will give people the option of dipping their toes into the environment of living closely with neighbors, the option to at least consider walking to Garden City to buy groceries or have dinner… a simulacrum of urban living. It is a start.

Snowblogging: Sick Day Edition

In GC: Photos, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Ugh, I am sick today, snowblogging will be light as I sit at home and sniffle. I’m looking out the window, when it let’s up I may try a run to Walgreen’s (if they are open) for some medication: Readers are filling in the snowblogging gaps, submit your photos to our Flickr Group or email them to These photos …

Cranston City Council Resolution passed in regards to the proposed CVS in Edgewood

In Development, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Cranston City Council Resolution passed in regards to the proposed CVS in Edgewood: THE CITY OF CRANSTON RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE HISTORIC WATERFRONT NATURE OF THE EDGEWOOD/PAWTUXET VILLAGE AREA John E. Lanni, Jr., Council President Resolved, That Whereas, The City of Cranston was recently ranked the best community to live in …

CVS in Edgewood, Update

In Buildings, Development by Jef Nickerson29 Comments

CVS has responded to concerns about their proposed store in the Edgewood section of Cranston offering a “colonial” design alternative, which does not address many of the issues concerning the community, or taking 24-hours off the table. The above renderings (courtesy of the STOP CVS in the Historic Edgewood Neighborhood, Cranston RI Facebook page) represent the design consessions CVS is …

CVS in Edgewood

In Development by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

Neighbors in the Edgewood section of Cranston are opposing plans for a 24-hour, drive thru CVS in their neighborhood. Image from Respect4Edgewood The proposed CVS would replace the existing Rite Aid on the corner of Norwood Avenue and Broad Street, Rocky’s Hardware would also be displaced from their current location. Directly across from the proposed CVS sits a suburban style …

Seeking a solution

In Development, Environment by Jef Nickerson33 Comments

Video from WJAR-TV Providence, extended footage at WCVB-TV Boston In the media we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about solutions to these flooding issues. People in areas prone to flooding wanting solutions from the government, etc. The fact is, there isn’t really a solution. If the Pawtuxet or other rivers want to leave their banks, they will. But that …

funkEpunkEmonkE: Floodpacolypse

In Pawtucket, Reader Submissions by Guest Post1 Comment

Reader funkEpunkEmonkE has shared her flood photos with us in our Flickr Group, she calls them, Floodpacolypse. Pawtucket Cranston Photos © funkEpunkEmonkE If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.